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Job Specification 40812




 Under general direction of a supervisory official in the Juvenile
 Justice Commission, has charge of custodial work program shift
 officers and custody workforce of an institution, facility, or
 boot camp housing juvenile offenders; assigns oversight
 responsibility for ensuring appropriate care, well-being,
 security, custody, and discipline of juvenile offenders; may 
 direct the daily activities and operations of the Juvenile Justice 
 CommissionTraining Academy and performs other administrative 
 and custodial related duties as required.

 NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative 
 purposes only.  A particular position using this title may not 
 perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, 
 all duties performed on the job may not be listed.


 Exercises all powers and rights of enforcement to function as a
 law enforcement officer for the detection, apprehension, arrest,
 custody, and prosecution of offenders against the law.

 Supervises work operations and functional programs and has
 responsibility for preparation of employee performance assessment
 reviews and evaluations, employee appointments, retention,
 promotion, demotion, reassignment, separation, and disciplining
 of employees.

 Oversees custody programming and training objectives and delegation
 of assigned custodial responsibilities to subordinate correction
 officers in accord with established laws, rules, regulations, 
 policies, directives, practices, and procedures governing
 juvenile correctional institutions, facilities, boot camps, and
 satellite locations.

 Oversees the application, security, and utilization of an
 institutional or facility computer system designed to enhance the
 facilitation of various agency programs.

 Oversees  and  approves the preparation of shift scheduling  to
 ensure adequate levels of correction officer staffing for each
 shift, including overtime requirements.

 Approves vacation and other time entitlement usage of

 Provides direction and guidance for custody program and training
 operations to shift lieutenants and other supervisory personnel 
 regarding essential institution or facility programs and custodial 
 work directives, policies, and procedures.

 Reviews each shift administrative log recordings and daily
 personnel deployment work sheet notations of recorded events,
 unusual occurrences, or happenings.

 Determines appropriate actions taken by subordinates and whether
 further review or investigative activities are required.

 Oversees counseling, programming objectives, and reenforcement
 initiatives with lesser grade correction officers and other
 institution personnel who serve as members on the adjustment
 and/or classification committees of the multidisciplinary teams
 of the facility.

 Assigns individuals to investigate incidents and alleged
 allegations of misconduct by juvenile offenders and facility

 Reviews  findings of investigations and provides recommendations
 to the Director of Custody Operations, Assistant Superintendent
 and/or Training Director for appropriate action.

 Oversees preparation of arrest warrants for endorsement signature
 and  interstate  transfer and discharge commitment documents on
 juvenile offenders.

 Reviews the accuracy of shift and daily counts of juvenile

 Oversees notification of law enforcement authorities when
 juvenile offenders are formally declared as missing from custody
 and the completion of the required paperwork and documents to be

 Interacts with Court and Bureau of Parole Officials and
 representatives in compliance with presiding laws and stipulated
 custodial requirements.

 Has oversight responsibility  in the transport of juvenile
 offenders to and from other jurisdictions, institutions,and/or
 facilities for court appearances, medical facility visits, and
 other trips requiring an officer escort and supervision.

 Develops facility plans in the event of emergencies and has
 oversight responsibilities of implementing emergency management
 continency plans in the absence of the superintendent.

 In absence of the Director of Custody Operations or Assistant
 Superintendent orTraining Director has overall responsibility of  
 organizing all assigned supervisory custodial work programs, and 
 implementing and delegating  programming objectives of the institution 
 or facility to shift lieutenants and other supervisory personnel.

 Responds to reports of suspicious persons, dangerous or hazardous
 situations, or disturbances by juvenile offenders.

 Directs the course of action to be taken and redeploys correction
 officers to ensure conditions are corrected and appropriate order
 and safety for all parties is reinstated.

 Develops escape contingency plans and related training to review and
 update security programs and surveillance monitoring techniques.

 Oversees the receipt of newly assigned juvenile offenders and
 reviews their accompanying records and files for housing
 assignments, classification reviews, and programming analysis.

 Oversees the maintenance of and ensures that all institution and
 facility restraint and defense equipment are in good operating
 order and directs periodic inspections to ensure such compliance.

 Conducts regular periodic inspection of the entire institution or
 facility complex to ensure related lock  mechanisms, housing units, 
 dining halls, recreation areas, classrooms, and other related areas 
 are clean, safe, and secure.

 Prepares detailed reports to superiors of noncompliance  for
 immediate corrective action.

 Directs the oversight of enforcement regulations and related training
 in compliance with commission directives, standards, and practices 
 addressing facility visitation programs and the monitoring and 
 surveillance programs designed to stop the introduction of contraband
 onto the grounds of the institution or facility.

 Represents management officials in employee disciplinary and
 grievances hearings.

 Reviews, monitors, and shares confidential pertinent criminal
 intelligence information with various law enforcement agencies
 regarding warring juvenile offender ang members actions and
 activities assigned to the institution or facility, and gang
 members assigned to other facilities or not in custody.

 Develops and oversees the implementation of (agency) training
 requirements (of assigned) institution or facility needs and has
 oversight responsibilities of firearms, firefighting, and
 emergency equipment training programs to be utilized by all
 correction officers in the performance of their assigned duties.

 Recommends the retention, reassignment, promotion, and demotion
 of lesser grade Juvenile Justice Correction Officers.

 Ensures the observance of laws, rules, regulations, and
 commission directives are in compliance with facility's policies
 and  procedures for monitoring enforcement programs and ensuring
 the rights of juvenile offenders' are not violated by other
 juvenile offenders, correction officers, other facility
 employees, or visitors to the facility.

 Interacts on a regular basis with members of the treatment and
 education facility staff in developing, promoting, supporting,
 and expanding rehabilitation initiatives and educational
 programming concepts for juvenile offenders.

 Composes memoranda, communications, correspondence, and oversees
 preparation of official documents and completion of statistical
 and monthly reports.

 Instructs others in the proper usage of electronic communications, 
 computer information systems, other types of recording equipment, 
 devices, and manual recordings used  by  the agency, institutions, 
 facilities, satellite locations, and other related units.

 Acts as a witness for the state and testifies before formal
 hearings, Grand Juries, Courts of Law, administrative hearings,
 or other judicial bodies as required.

 Oversees the deployment and redeployment of correction officers
 in  searches for escaped juvenile offenders and the issuance of

 Interacts with state and local law enforcement officers in the
 successful apprehension and arrest of offenders against the law.

 Endorses and/or revises supervisory subordinate correction
 officers' evaluations, ratings, and reviews of other lesser grade
 correction officers' job performance under their supervision.

 Recognizes and rapidly evaluates potentially dangerous and
 hazardous situations involving correction officers' safety and

 Exercises caution and good judgment in identifying these
 circumstances quickly to avoid personal injury to all parties,
 prevent endangerment to the general public, and/or property

 Interacts with juvenile offenders' parents and/or guardians,
 associates, superiors, and other assigned employees to develop
 and  foster desired team leadership initiatives and  positive
 reenforced values, incentives, and sanctions to address each
 juvenile's assessment needs, treatment, and educational
 requirements the facility can offer for rehabilitation objectives
 and goal attainment.

 Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or manual recording and computerized information systems used
 by  the agency, office, or related units.



      Possession of High School Diploma or its equivalent.


      Five (5) years of experience in the supervision, care,  and
 custody of convicted juvenile or adult offenders assigned to a
 correctional  institution, facility, and/or boot camp, of which
 two (2) years shall have been in a supervisory capacity of lesser
 grade correction officers.


      Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license
 valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather
 than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential
 duties of the position.


      Minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.


      Must be a United States citizen at the time of appointment.

      NOTE: At time of appointment, eligible candidates for this
 position must submit acceptable proof of meeting the above indicated requirements.


      The responsibility for ensuring that appointees possess the
 required motor vehicle license, commensurate with the class and
 types of vehicles that they may operate,  rests  with the
 Appointing Authority.

      Appointees must have successfully completed the New Jersey
 Police Training Commission and Agency Training course standards
 for custody, supervision, investigations, and related law enforcement  
 requirements.  Shall have qualified in the usage of firearms and the 
 ability to requalify on a semiannual basis.

      Selected eligible candidates shall meet the qualifications
 for juvenile correction officers and shall be employed as
 juvenile correction officers pursuant to Section 6 of P.L.1995
 c. 284 (NJSA 52:17B-174).


 Knowledge of laws, rules,directives, regulations, standards,
 policies, and procedures relating to the operations and custody
 programs of a correctional institution or facility housing
 juvenile offenders.

 Knowledge of problems and circumstances likely to be encountered
 in a work environment involving the social rehabilitation, care,
 well-being, and custody of juvenile offenders detained and
 deprived of specific freedoms throughout a custodial supervision
 period of confinement.

 Knowledge of programs overseeing the care, usage, security,
 training, and integrity of firearms, other restraint, and defense

 Knowledge of electronic communications equipment and database
 software utilized in the performance of assigned duties.

 Knowledge of  administrative and law enforcement procedures for
 reporting violations of applicable laws, rules, regulations, and

 Knowledge of administrative procedures for reporting violations
 of policies and programming requirements.

 Knowledge of methods and techniques for performing investigations
 of recorded juvenile offenders' inappropriate actions and
 violations to stipulated programming directives, governing rules,
 regulations, and established standards.

 Knowledge of methods and procedures governing the preparation and
 issuance of arrest warrants.

 Knowledge of procedures for recording statements attained from
 witnesses during the course of an investigation.

 Knowledge of surveillance methods and procedures.

 Knowledge of the principles and techniques of employee
 supervision and conducting evaluations and performance

 Knowledge of the principles and practices of identifying needs

 Knowledge of the principles and techniques of mediation.

 Knowledge of the methods in developing proper work procedures and
 in  delegating work assignments, instructions and directions to
 supervisory level correction officers.

 Knowledge of modern public and/or government concepts and

 Knowledge of various security and safety problems encountered in
 the repair and maintenance of institutional structures, housing
 units, and related construction activities.

 Knowledge of authorized force techniques to be utilized in
 controlling disturbances and when and how approved usage of
 chemical mace may be deployed.

 Knowledge of directives and operating procedures governing usage
 of firearms and identifying ascending force factors leading to
 that point of using deadly force.

 Knowledge of procedures utilized in maintaining extensive records
 and filing systems.

 Knowledge of principles and practices in applying criminal
 justice applications and standards to juvenile offenders housed
 in correctional institutions and facilities.

 Knowledge of procedures governing rules of evidence.

 Knowledge of due process in the application of applying law
 enforcement powers and court proceedings and procedures in
 testifying at trials.

 Knowledge of procedures for preparing affidavits and/or sworn
 testimonies obtained during the course of an investigation.

 Ability to exercise all powers and rights of a law enforcement
 officer in criminal matters and functions as an officer for the
 detection, apprehension, arrest, custody, and prosecution of
 offenders against the law.

 Ability to properly ensure the integrity and validity of evidence
 collected during the course of an investigation.

 Ability to oversee programs in the training of proper techniques
 of assertiveness methods to be utilized properly in a confined
 work environment with persons of varying  ethnic and language
 backgrounds, education, abilities, and personalities.

 Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with
 juvenile offenders, their family members, associates, subordinates, 
 and superiors.

 Ability to develop models and standards to enhance programming
 instruction to others adhering to established aspects and
 techniques of fostering positive reenforcement methods designed
 for troubled adolescents.

 Ability to communicate with juvenile offenders to foster
 self-assurance attitudes and personal esteem for themselves and
 toward others.

 Ability to recognize and utilize varying levels of supervision
 methods and coaching techniques with lesser grade correction
 officers to provide the positive counseling needs and instilling
 work development skills to be attained.

 Ability to oversee and perform military style inspections  of
 living areas and quarters, proper clothing/uniform attire,
 appropriate self hygiene habits, safety issues, and liabilities
 of  juvenile offenders.

 Ability to supervise the development, oversight, and
 implementation of agency training programs and courses of study
 for correction officers who shall have the charge and
 responsibility for the appropriate care, well-being, security,
 and custody in the rehabilitation efforts of juvenile offenders.

 Ability to provide instructions to others in applying the
 principles and practices of commission directives as they apply
 to custody related juvenile delinquency problems and issues.

 Ability to explain and provide instructions to others on what
 types of circumstances and events may be encountered when closely
 following prescribed rules and regulations.

 Ability to develop and implement facility master escape plans and
 prepare detailed written reports and planned circumstances to
 correct custody, security and monitoring breaches.

 Ability to develop and implement emergency management contingency
 plans  in  the event of natural disasters and have prior planned
 alternative contingency plans to reinstate order and safety for
 all parties.

 Ability to prepare responses and case development for
 presentation at employee filed grievance and disciplinary appeal
 hearings, representing facility management directives and

 Ability to develop intelligence sources and interpret useful and
 viable information for detection  purposes  with commission
 components and authorized law enforcement agencies'

 Ability to recognize suspicious persons and/or events or
 circumstances and direct the necessary responses.

 Ability to initiate decisive action and disseminate clear orders
 to eradicate and solve the problem or troublesome situation and
 ensure proper order and essential safety levels are achieved
 prior to leaving the area.

 Ability to identify, address, and analyze custodial programs  and
 problems,  organize assigned duties, delegate work
 responsibilities, and develop effective work methods and

 Ability to identify and pursue potential investigative activities
 in compliance with established laws and governing directives.

 Ability to develop and disseminate instructions and orders  for
 others to follow and adhere.

 Ability to utilize and train others in the proper usage of
 firefighting equipment and emergency procedures.

 Ability to develop training programs and provide instruction  to

 Ability to utilize methodologies and techniques of needs
 assessment principles and practices.

 Ability to work effectively with superiors, associates,
 subordinates, visitors, facility's employees and other people
 engaged and interested in the rehabilitation efforts and  work
 requirements relative  to the issues and problems of housing
 juvenile offenders deprived of their liberties.

 Ability to problem solve daily work related situations, learned
 from experience,  training classes and workshop demonstrations,
 gleaned useful for custody supervision work and  programming
 initiatives in an institution or facility housing  juvenile

 Ability to prepare and provide detailed reports of any  issues,
 problems, or conditions warranting specific action and the action

 Ability  to perform repetitive work assignments without loss of
 equanimity, patience, courtesy, and to remain calm and decisive
 in emergency situations and retain emotional stability.

 Ability to develop and oversee a program for firearms training
 and qualification requirements as authorized by the Police
 Training Commission.

 Ability to utilize and instruct others in the proper usage of
 electronic communications, computer information systems, other
 types of recording equipment, devices and manual recordings used
 by the agency, institutions, facilities, satellite locations, and
 other related units.

 Ability to evaluate the reliability and credibility of witnesses'
 oral or written statements.

 Ability to  prepare detailed correspondence, reports, memoranda,
 and  communications on custody issues and problems and other
 programming needs.

 Ability to provide supervision, training, instruction, and
 guidance to lesser grade correction officers.

 Ability to identify and recognize where juvenile offenders may
 hide after successful escapes from custody.

 Ability to recognize and identify specific instances to instruct
 lesser grade correction officers of potentially dangerous and
 hazardous situations involving juvenile offenders and to evaluate
 available options for handling these circumstances.

 Ability to supervise the gathering, collection, collating,
 maintaining, and dissemination of statistical information.

 Ability to make decisions and determine when circumstances should
 be referred to superiors for appropriate action.

 Ability to qualify with firearms on semiannual basis.

 Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
 manual recording and information systems used by the agency,
 office, or related units.

 Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in
 English sufficiently  to perform the duties of this position.
 American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered  as
 acceptable forms of communication.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as
 long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after
 reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If
 the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the
 employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

 CODES: 26/427-40812       MCK              05/28/05